Dan Anderson has written a book with his daughter, Jacquelyn, which I believe will be a major asset for parents to use when talking to their daughters about dating. Both are high school teachers in Portland, Oregon. Dan writes from the perspective of both a teacher and a parent, and provides tremendous insights from these two contexts as a Christian man.
The Columbia Classic was a 15 kilometer race which follows the historic Columbia River Highway from the Women’s Forum viewpoint to the foot of Oregon’s famous Multnomah Falls. I ran the race with my son, David, thirteen years ago. Although the Columbia Classic is no more, memories of that race linger with me. It was…Continue reading The Gift of Roots and Wings
Every parent lives with a deep-seated fear that they are going to screw up their kids. Admit it! Parenting brings out all our insecurities. We worry about being too strict, or not strict enough. We want to give them everything, but don’t want them to be spoiled. We worry that our kids will end up…Continue reading The Biggest Lie That Parents Believe
When we are not consumed with shopping, decorations, and other holiday preparations, the focus of our attention during the Christmas season usually lands on Jesus (hopefully) and to a lesser extent, his mother, Mary. This is right and good. But often overlooked is Joseph, a mysterious character who played a significant role in the birth…Continue reading Joseph and Jesus: An Adoptive Father’s Thoughts
This is a guest post from Steven Leckvold, a Th.M. student at Western Seminary. St. John Chrysostom preached many sermons throughout his ministry and covered a vast array of passages and topics. When I first decided to spend time gleaning from some of them, his treatment of marriage and family life caught my attention. Newly married…Continue reading Turn Your Homes into Heaven